Will need to cover up? (too much sun)
The light might temp. scramble SHB
Natural tree colonies don't mind the bright sun.
Residential garden hive is intended location.
An all acrylic single frame observation hive is next project.
This looks very interesting. Maybe a fabric type curtain can be affixed using velcro to shield bright light but can still be easily detached. Being in New England I'm not sure how well the acrylic will hold heat during the winter but maybe some type of insulation could be attached to help retain heat.
Looks like you will only be able to see the end bars and the bees on the end bars using that side of the deep. Using the longer side of the deep you would be able to see an actual frame, but more times then not the end frames of a deep are honey frames. Either way it should be interesting, keep us posted.
There was a posting in BC where a guy in FL made covers for his hives out of white opaque plastic and within a week or so all SHB where gone. I just wonder how this will affect the bees since the hive is dark in nature. Looks very cool, keep us posted for sure!!
Looks like you will only be able to see the end bars
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